>> Friday, October 29, 2010
I got a curious looking vegetable in my CSA boxshare today.
No, it's not a watermelon, though it looked so much like one I couldn't resist throwing some sesame seeds on it.
Hello watermelon radish!
The watermelon radish is a winter radish that grows particularly well when the weather gets cooler. It's got a ton of alternate names, such as Beauty Heart, Rose Heart, Shinrimei, Misato, Asian Red Meat, or Xin Li Mei radish. It's an heirloom variety of the Chinese daikon.
From the outside it looks just like an ordinary turnip or radish. I thought nothing of it, until I cut it open.